Preschool-St. James United Church

Preschool-St. James United Church


Bouncing Ball Co-operative Nursery School
Bouncing Ball Co-operative Nursery School
Bouncing Ball Co-op is proud that we have been running a licenced successful co-operative school since 1979. You may first ask - what is a co-operative nursery school? It is a non-profit organization that is run and maintained by its members (parents) and Board (parent volunteers). We offer a positive and stimulating learning experience where children discover a welcoming and enjoyable environment that enhances their social, intellectual, physical, and emotional development. Our nurturing and caring staff have over 30+ years of combined experience which provides an excellent introduction to your child’s academic lifestyle. Our fundamental beliefs for children to flourish are: a sense of Belonging, Well-Being, Engagement, and Expression. These are the foundation for learning and development within the context of relationships among children, families, educators, and their environment.

We follow a schedule that balances between independent and structured playtimes, both in and outdoors. Our day includes: active play, quiet time, group time and a snack break. Play is the cornerstone of our curriculum. Through planned play experiences and guidance from our teachers, the children are exposed to situations that will stimulate:
  • communication and social skills through child-child and adult-child interactions;
  • fine motor development;
  • gross motor development through physical activity and outdoor play;
  • self-esteem and decision-making capabilities;
  • curiosity;
  • initiative; and
  • independence
Bouncing Ball Cooperative Nursery Schoolis a centre of inclusion. We believe that every child deserves to be treated with dignity, respect and equality. We honour and respect all children’s beliefs, culture, language and experiences acquired from their family and community.

It is also the duty of the centre to ensure that any child with special needs is given the opportunity to excel and flourish physically, socially, mentally and emotionally.

It is important to the success of our program to have positive and responsive interactions among the children, parents and our staff. We encourage parent participation, engagement and open communication. We hope that your family enjoys the time spent at our nursery school, and make lasting memories and friendships.

Bouncing Ball Co-op Nursery School is licensed by the Ministry of Education and is a member of the CWELCC Program ($10 a day daycare program).

Registration for the fall school year opens in April. Children may be registered throughout the year, if spots are available.

For more information, please follow us on Facebook, on our website: or call 705-436-1569.